Meat Stovies


Melt the butter in a large saucepan and add the onions. Cook over a gentle heat for a few minutes until they have softened slightly. Add the meat and top with the potatoes, carrots and stock and season with salt and pepper. Bring the stock up to the boil.

Turn the heat down to as low as possible and put a tight fitting lid on. Cook for 2 hours, stirring occasionally to ensure it is not sticking or burning.

Note: Instead of cooking on the hob it is possible to cook in a low oven instead. (150C/fan oven 130C/ gas mark 3)

Recipe by
Nairn's Oatcakes
Prep time
10 minutes
Cooking time
120 minutes

Try this hearty Scottish stovies recipe classic, the perfect accompaniment to our Oatcakes. 

  • 55g dripping or butter
  • 2 large onions, sliced
  • 900g potatoes, thickly sliced
  • 450g carrots, thickly sliced
  • 150mls beef or chicken stock
  • 225g leftover cooked beef or lamb, cubed
  • Serve with 3 Nairn's Rough oatcakes

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